Mr. Nesler has over 40 years of experience representing participants in the financial industry – as both a lawyer and Chief Compliance Officer – with respect to a broad range of legal and regulatory matters, including SEC, DOL, FINRA, and NFA regulations and examinations.  

Prior to joining Clear Sky Advisers in October of 2021, Mr. Nesler served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Dalpha Capital Management, LLC, an alternative investment management firm focusing on the digital asset space.  Prior to joining Dalpha, Mr. Nesler served as Of Counsel to Winston & Strawn LLP.  From 2004-2015, Mr. Nesler served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P., one of the world’s largest alternative asset management firms.  Prior to joining Grosvenor, Mr. Nesler was a partner with the law firms of Gardner Carton & Douglas LLP (now Drinker Biddle and Reath LLP), Sidley Austin Brown & Wood (now Sidley Austin LLP) and Schiff Hardin & Waite (now Schiff Hardin LLP).  Mr. Nesler began his legal career as an associate at Gardner Carton, and then as an associate at Schiff Hardin. 

Mr. Nesler graduated from Amherst College in 1978 (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) with a degree in Political Science. He received the Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School in 1982. 

A member of the Chicago Bar Association, Mr. Nesler is a former Co-Chairman of the CBA’s Subcommittee of Securities Law Committee on Investment Company Regulation   

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